PTA has issued mobile device manufacturing licenses to 19 foreign and local companies for manufacturing mobile devices locally. Moreover, PTA issued Mobile Device Manufacturing Regulations in 2021, intended to assist manufacturers in setting up their facilities in Pakistan. This led to the issuance of manufacturing authorizations, a significant step in the journey towards “Digital Pakistan”.
On Wednesday, May 26, 2021, the first lunar eclipse of the year will take place in the early morning hours. This is also called a “Super Blood Moon” due to the reddish-orange color of the moon. A Supermoon, a lunar eclipse, and a blood moon, all rolled into one, is a surefire spectacle for sky gazers.
Pakistan reported a 4.82% coronavirus positivity rate today. It was the lowest positive percentage in 10 weeks after 2,253 new infections were reported within the past 24 hours. The coronavirus positivity rate had averaged 8.5% for the past 30 days. NCOC figures indicate that the country’s caseload has reached 905,852 as of today. So far, about 813,855 people have recovered from the virus in Pakistan, with 62,295 cases active.
On Monday, Netflix announced the release date of Money Heist 5 with a heartwarming trailer. This time the gang is prepared to take revenge with more firepower and anger. Moreover, Nairobi’s death in the previous episode made this season’s final episode so emotional. Now everyone is fighting for Nairobi because they will never forget its sacrifice.
Pakistan produced its first batch of China’s single-dose COVID-19 vaccine Cansino, an important milestone for the nation. According to the National Institutes of Health, NIH, the local PAKVAC COVID vaccine will be available to the citizens by the end of this month. Moreover, Chinese supports have enabled the development of 124,000 CanSino Jabs, which will be distributed in local packaging.
The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas appears to have held for a 4th straight day; US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will travel to Middle East on Monday to meet Israeli and Palestinian officials as other regional leaders. In response to the conflict between Israel and Hamas, Biden urged his top diplomat to travel to Gaza.
Tourist spots in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa have been reopened to public under strict SOPs. Kamran Bangash, spokesperson of the KP government, made the announcement while advising tourists to maintain decorum at the destinations. He also advised travellers to follow all rules designed by NCOC to stop spread of COVID-19 and ensure social distancing while wearing masks.
Recently, Bahrain put Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka on the Bahrain Civil Aviation Authority’s Red List. Travelers from these countries have prohibited from entering since Monday, May 24. The suspension does not apply to Bahrain residents or residents with residency visas. However, they must provide a PCR test report to the airport and have to get quarantined for 10 days.
According to the National Command and Operation Centre, China provides two million doses of Coronavirus vaccine to Pakistan. China sent the Sinovac vaccine to Pakistan by the PIA plane. Until now, Pakistan has acquired 11.1 million doses of the Coronavirus vaccine. Moreover, Pakistan received 1.2 million doses of the AstraZeneca Oxford vaccination on May 9.
The Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TeK) called for a Kashmir martyrs’ day protest on Sunday that was attended by many Pakistanis and Kashmiris. There were few events, including digital campaigns from London to Glasgow. Moreover, the protest was against Indian forces’ brutal violence against Kashmiris. On May 21, 1990, Indian forces killed 70 unarmed Kashmiris. Therefore, this is clear evidence that Indian forces have committed brutality and massacres.